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HB19-1103:Protect Human Life At Conception

Reproductive Freedom
Bill Number: HB19-1103
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: S. Humphrey / L. Saine

Description:

The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and
makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the
prohibition:
• A licensed physician performs a medical procedure
designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant
mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts
under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the
mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner
consistent with conventional medical practice; and
• A licensed physician provides medical treatment, including
chemotherapy or removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to the
mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury
to or death of the unborn child.
The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an
unborn child is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal
penalty. The sale and use of contraception is not prohibited by the bill. A
conviction related to the prohibition of the termination of the life of an
unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician
licensing.


Current Status:

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance (01/14/2019)



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